Great War Weapons. Grandfather would have used a rifle. His army record describes him as 'a good shot'. Would he have used any other weapons or have needed his gas mask? We'll likely never know. He told a story about soldiers covering their faces with urine-soaked kilts to protect themselves during gas attacks; perhaps the only benefit of wearing kilts.
Rare "CS" Embossed Confederate Mulesfoot Percussion Cap Box. Illustrated on page 82 in the book "Collecting the Confederacy" by Shannon Pritchard, this rare cap box, with a bold "CS" stamped inside the oval on the panel is shaped much like a mule's hoof. The original inside flap conceals a compartment that originally held the caps. Excellent condition showing normal wear from use to the edges and the brass catch on the bottom
The only surviving Union Jack flag from the Battle of Trafalgar, sold at auction today. The huge flag, that is littered with holes from shot damage and still has a whiff of gunpowder, flew from the jackstaff of HMS Spartiate at the historic battle 204 years ago. After the victory over Napoleon's French army, the crew lowered the flag and presented it to Lieutenant James Clephan for his outstanding performance.
Cross marking the spot where the remains of Private George Nugent of the Northumberland Fusiliers were found in October 1998 on the old Somme 1916 battlefield . He had been killed on 1st July, the first day of the Battle of the Somme 1916. He had been recorded as missing in action. His body was found close to the mine crater blown on that day, known as Lochnagar Crater. He was reburied in the nearby Ovillers Military Cemetery on 1st July 2000.